A lovely Green Heron was sitting on some twigs near the edge of Lake Thompson.
I found a Common Sooty Wing skipper butterfly and a Black Swallowtail butterfly. I also spotted but did not photo a few dragonflies. One was a Halloween Penant and another may have been a Common Green Darner, but I didn't get a great look before it disappeared. They are such fantastic fliers!
A Red-winged Blackbird was showing his red epaulets. A Brown Thrasher was in the same tree, but I didn't see him until he flew away a few seconds after this shot.
Many Indigo Buntings were present in the prairie off Prairie Road.
A pelican flew over some fishermen out on Lake Thompson. Several other pelicans were flying around or floating on the water.
A couple of Red-tailed Hawks were interacting in the prairie by Clark Road.